The tiny body of the New Zealand mosque attack's youngest victim has been carried with painful ease by his family from prayers to his grave in a final mass burial in Christchurch.
Shrouded in white, Mucaad Ibrahim, 3, was one of 26 victims laid to rest in the city on Friday afternoon.
Mass burial became a devastating reality for his community a week ago, when 50 people were slain during sacred Friday prayers.
More than 5000 mourners crowded into the Memorial Park Cemetery, where more than a dozen of those who lost their lives at Masjid al Noor and the Linwood Masjid have been buried.
A new father, a proud grandfather and a hero were also among the 26 buried on Friday.
The new father, 28-year-old Ramiz Vohra leaves behind a wife and baby girl, just 17 days old.
He was buried alongside his father, 58-year-old Arif, who was visiting New Zealand to celebrate his granddaughter's arrival.
Naeem Rashid, 51, who died trying to tackle the shooter at Al Noor mosque was also farewelled.
In an extra layer of tragedy, 49-year-old Mohamed Elmi was killed in a car crash on Wednesday morning and his burial on Friday took the total to 27.
He was returning to his home in Dunedin on Wednesday after mourning the death of his uncle in the attack.
Friday's funeral crowd stretched from a marquee reserved for prayers all the way to the freshly dug graves across the lawn cemetery.
The enormous crowd of community supporters also resulted in delays for burial, as people made their way from Friday prayers and a memorial in Hagley Park, opposite the al Noor mosque, to the cemetery.
On the first and second day of burials the funerals were conducted one or two at a time but on Friday five bodies at a time were prayed over.
So many wanted to pay their respects but the crowds meant only those closest to the dead could be part of prayers and burial customs.
Others instead stood back to offer support. Some reached out to touch the simple, open boxes used to carry the shrouded bodies.
"It is a very grieving time ... most of you would never have seen this in your life," one man told the crowd, asking mourners to show kindness and unity in the tough moments to come.
Another said it was a special time.
"We don't bury 26 of our beloved ones every day," he told the gathered crowds.
"It's going to be a very emotional process, it's going to be a tough process."
As well as the Christchurch burials, some of the dead have been laid to rest in Auckland.
Others are being expatriated.
Australian Associated Press